Fam­ily loss brings aware­ness

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

KEL­LIE and David Milling­ton of­fi­cially launched the MARK Foun­da­tion – Mould­ing and Ad­vo­cated Re­silient Kids – at Gayn­dah’s Street Party last Oc­to­ber.

The non-profit foun­da­tion, which hon­ours the mem­ory of their son Mark who com­mit­ted sui­cide in 2013, will work to en­sure the men­tal health and well-be­ing of North Bur­nett youth.

Dur­ing the year, the fam­ily pro­moted the anti-bul­ly­ing mes­sage through schools, busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions, and raised aware­ness of men­tal health in sui­cide preven­tion.

As they ac­cepted the award for Com­mu­nity Event of the Year, the Milling­tons thanked Street Party or­gan­is­ers in­clud­ing Ken and Lor­raine Mogg, and the Gayn­dah com­mu­nity for their support.

“We’re glad to call Gayn­dah home,” Mr Milling­ton said.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

TOUCH­ING: David and Kel­lie Milling­ton re­ceive the Com­mu­nity Event of the Year award for the launch of the MARK Foun­da­tion.

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